Loretta A. Keegan Saxton, RN, of Kingston passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born Feb. 1, 1928 in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Cecile Cullen Keegan. Loretta was a graduate of the former St. Gabriel's High School, Hazleton, and the Wilkes-Barre Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Saxton was self-employed as a private duty nurse. Upon moving to Kingston, Loretta resided for many years on Rutter Avenue, and later on Tioga Avenue. She was a member of St. Ignatius Parish, Kingston, and belonged to the Women's Auxiliary of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Saxton, on March 29, 2010; a sister, Marie Keegan; and a brother, Thomas Keegan.
Surviving are her children, David Saxton and his wife, Molly Mondy Saxton, Kingston; Thomas Saxton, Houston Texas; Mary Saxton and her husband, Gene Boylan, Kingston; and Ann Saxton, Kingston; grandchildren, Jessica, David, Sean, Bridget, Molly, Emily and Thomas; several nieces and nephews.
Loretta and her late husband had a love of learning and a great curiosity for life. She loved her grandchildren and her pet cat, Simon. She will be sadly missed by her family and wonderful friends of which there are many. Loretta leaves us with these words of wisdom: So if in your hurry you run across someone too weary to smile... Leave one of yours.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Citizens' Voice from June 29 to July 1, 2013